/ˈweɚˌfoɚ/ adv
— used in the past to mean “why”

Wherefore art thou Romeo?” [=why are you Romeo?] ‒Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet (1594‒95)

the whys and (the) wherefores — see why, 3

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